Category Archives: Issues

Lessons from the Gallery

Everyone should spend a day in family court. Not participating, but observing. I did today. Unintentionally. The case for one of our kiddos was up for review in a distant county. And, in this court, you are luck of the … Continue reading

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Painful Conversations

I don’t often dip my toes in political waters. First, I never want anyone to correlate my personal thoughts for any organization that I represent and to be clear, that’s what these are… personal. Second, there are too many voices … Continue reading

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A Phrase. A Scream. A Wink. — A Glimpse of Redemption.

In the span of a few hours on Good Friday, we saw the full spectrum of foster care. And were reminded of redemption. Continue reading

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Gut Checking Guilt

Sticks and stones may break bones, says the familiar playground rhyme. While words may never hurt, (that’s a lie) guilt can gut punch event the strongest individual. I’ve had several conversations about guilt this weekend. All related in some way … Continue reading

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In His Best Interest

So, that last blog? Yeah. The part where we said that we may get a call that the placement wouldn’t happen? Well that didn’t exactly happen. This placement is now up in the air. And we’re totally, 100% absolutely ok … Continue reading

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